Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Experimental Series No. 01
India Pale Ale Cask Finish
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
05 Sep 2016 6:19 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 55.06

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich IPA Experiment

90 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.64 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    To my shame, I tasted an IPA for the first time a few weeks ago> the whisky with such barrels ennobled tastes me a lot better than the - for my taste a bit nuts - beer itself ... The experiment does not seem to me to have failed!
    • Nose
      Does not smell too strong, but very pleasant. Lychee, malt, a non-repulsive sweetness, rounded off with orange, also a bit like a fir-tree
    • Taste
      a little young (the alcohol stings very softly), but very interesting, vanilla, fruits (especially still the lychees), everything like a punch
    • Finish
      fruity, slight bitterness of orange kernels, backed by a subtle hint of vanilla

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    This is not very good it has a weird off note like cereals that have gone past their best and the palate is drying but as it says on the bottle it is an IPA Experiment so something different I suppose.

    There is a side to his that for some reason reminds me of Famous Grouse.Drinkable but not my thing and I do not like the nose.
    • Nose
      60 60
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      68 68

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, spices, varied fresh fruits and "hops"!
    On the palate, it stings immediately, a little rough, fruit in the vein apple pear, spices quite sweet, a little dry on the tongue, we do not smell the beer, but a tannic side.
    In the final, it's short !!
    A finish flirting with the IPA beers that have made their happiness, here it does not bring much more!

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. noelc scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
      I like the smell, sweet & beerish.
      It is a faint smell though. Would've given 3 points more otherwise
    • Taste
      78 78
      Sweet at the start, you can really taste the IPA cask the longer you taste. It's nice to have something different.
    • Finish
      74 74
      There is an alcohol burn, but it's mild and enjoying.
      Here is where it starts becoming beer rather than scotch.

  6. lys1 scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Exciting. Especially in the taste, the hops are quite clear. Will not buy a bottle, but add to have tried!

  7. WimLambrechts scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    You taste the typical Glenfiddich of course.
    Smells soft and young.
    The beer barrels add a nice original touch. Definitely worth a try. Unfortunately for me it will remain with tests, but still worth getting to know.

  8. Jolemann scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Pears, vanilla, some hops
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla, fruity, malty
    • Finish
      82 82
      slightly bitter and fairly short finish

  9. Stef89 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    First of all: I can absolutely understand the bad reviews here!

    It's not really whisky. Totally different and kind of strange.

    But now to my perception as someone who knows something about the beer style "IPA" every now and then as well as has a great affinity for beer and its raw materials such as hops.

    And under these circumstances I have to say: Awesome!

    If you break away from the usual expectations, the part has incredibly delicious, fruity hop aromas and beer hints that it is a real joy.

    Even if the basic material is probably not particularly complex, there is a lot to discover through the finish.

    And the 43% are nice and strong without being sharp.

    85 tendency to 86/100

    I like it pretty much when it can be something "different", extraordinary.

    For me the surprise of the year. Probably also because I approached it with zero (!) Expectations.

  10. McMoulis scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82


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